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Old 07-01-2006, 05:17 PM   #1
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Part # School

Part Numbers School

Out of all BMW part numbers, 99.9% have a typical pattern. The usual pattern is: 11-11-1-111-111. When you give a part number to someone, make sure that you break the number into the proper structure. For people who speak and think in part numbers, it's hard to understand when someone says: "I need 13641468812." No, you need 13-64-1-468-812!

The first two numbers of a part number are the most important, this will determine what category the part goes into.


11

11-00-0-000-000

This section is for motor parts. Most of this section is long block parts (internal engine components). Also this section has motor mounts, hoses, fans, gaskets, water pumps and thermostats. If you want to get really crazy you can go to the second two numbers. The second two numbers are sections of the group. For example, sections (11-13-0-000-000) contain oil pan parts, gaskets, oil pans, drain plugs, etc. This structure works through all the BMW models.

12

12-00-0-000-000

Engine electrical parts. Distributors, caps, rotors, wires, spark plugs, alternators, starters etc. For example, starters are in section: 12-41-0-000-000

13

13-00-0-000-000

Fuel delivery systems. This group includes fuel injectors, carburetors, mechanical fuel pumps, fuel distributors, fuel filters, air flow meters, idle control valves, air filters, intake components etc.

14-15

This section is not used.

16

16-00-0-000-000

Gas tanks, electric fuel pumps, senders, etc. For example, the gas tanks are 16-11-0-000-000.

17

17-00-0-000-000

Radiators, fan shrouds, expansion tanks, transmission cooling lines, fan blade etc. The radiators are 17-11-0-000-000, for example.

18

18-00-0-000-000

Exhaust system. Mufflers, down pipes, hangers, gaskets, etc. Sometimes things you think should be in one section will show up in another section. Example, catalytic converters are considered part of the motor, so they go in section 11. You might think they would be in section 18 with the exhaust? Why do they do this? Who knows?

19-20

Nothing in here yet.

21

21-00-0-000-000

Clutch parts. Slave cylinders, throw out bearings, clutch discs, pressure plates etc. Pressure Plates are section 21-21-0-000-000, for example.

22

No 22 section.

23

23-00-0-000-000

Manual transmissions. Mounts, seals, gasket sets, transmissions etc. Transmission mounts are 23-71-0-000-000, for example.

24

24-00-0-000-000

Automatic transmissions. Mounts, seals, gaskets, transmissions etc. Transmission filters are 24-31-0-000-000, for example.

25

25-00-0-000-000

Shifting components. Shift tower mounts, shift knob, bushings, platforms etc. Shift knobs are 25-11-0-000-000, for example.

26

26-00-0-000-000

Drive shaft. Center support, flex disc. Flex discs are 26-11-0-000-000, for example.

27-30

No 27-30 sections.

31

31-00-0-000-000

Front suspension. Swing arms, control arms, sub-frames, struts, wheel hub, shock insert, strut mounts. Struts are 31-31-0-000-000, for example.

32

32-00-0-000-000

Steering components. Power steering parts, idler arm, ignition tumbler, tie rods, ball joints etc. Power steering pumps are 32-41-0-000-000, for example.

33

33-00-0-000-000

Rear suspension and axle. Differential, swing arms, sway bar, wheel bearings, sub-frame, springs, shocks etc. Wheel bearings are 33-41-0-000-000, for example.

34

34-00-0-000-000
Brakes. Front brakes, rear brakes, hoses, lines, pads, shoes, master cylinders, rotors, drums etc. Master cylinders are 34-31-0-000-000.




35

35-00-0-000-000
Foot pedals. Pedal box, pedals, bushings, gas pedal, linkage etc. Pedal pads are 35-21-0-000-000.




36

36-00-0-000-000
Rims. Alloy, Steel, lug nuts, emblems, center caps etc. Lug nuts are 36-13-0-000-000




37

37-00-0-000-000

Self leaving rear suspensions and all the unique components that go with them.

38-40

38-40 are not used.

41

41-00-0-000-000

Body parts. Sheet metal, fenders, quarter panels, doors, front ends, hoods, trunk lids etc. Doors are 41-51-0-000-000

42-50

42-50 are not used.

51

51-00-0-000-000

The largest section in the BMW parts world. This section has everything from bumpers, trim, rubber gaskets, interior, dash, carpet, door panels, and small trim parts.

52

52-00-0-000-000

Seats Front seats, rear seats, seat pads, anything to do with seats.

54

54-00-0-000-000

Sunroof components. Sunroof cables, motors, guides, cranks, felt etc. Sunroof cranks are 54-12-0-000-000.

55-60

55-60 are not used.

61

61-00-0-000-000

Body Electric. Wiring harness, ground straps, relays, fuse box, turn signal lenses, switches, sensors etc.

62

62-00-0-000-000

Gauges, electronics inside gauges.

63

63-00-0-000-000

Headlights, fog lights, bulbs, side marker lens. Turn signal lenses are 63-13-0-000-000.

64

64-00-0-000-000

Heater and A/C section. Heater core, heater fan, controls, heater hose, A/C evaporator, A/C compressor, A/C condenser etc. 65-00-0-000-000 Radio, antenna mast, speaker, cruse brain, amplifier.

67

67-00-0-000-000

Window motors on some new cars (this is a new section)

71

71-00-0-000-000

Took kits, jack, trailer hitch, random things.

72

72-00-0-000-000

Seat belts, cargo nets, mud flaps.

80

80-00-0-000-000

Things you can purchase when you have nothing better to do with your money. Ties, models, bikes, watches etc.
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:34 PM   #2
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Wow, informative!
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Old 07-01-2006, 05:49 PM   #3
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Somewhere in the part number sequence is a designation as to whether the part belongs to the left or right side of the vehicle . . The dealership's parts counter told me it should be the first 2 digits; even #'s for left, odd for right . . I take it he was wrong?
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Might be a left side drive/right side drive issue Dudesky
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Somewhere in the part number sequence is a designation as to whether the part belongs to the left or right side of the vehicle . . The dealership's parts counter told me it should be the first 2 digits; even #'s for left, odd for right . . I take it he was wrong?
I believe it's either the next to or last 2 #s
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sticky?
Good idea, Done
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is there any place to find a part number for a inner cv boot adapter?

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As for jacking the car up, the E39 is a bit squirrelly. The jacking points that you need to use are located directly under the engine bay, in a very hard to reach location:
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